The third generation of the famous Toyota’s pickup truck will see the light of the day very soon. We are talking about the redesigned 2017 Toyota Tacoma.
Exterior and interior design and improvements
First generation of this great pickup truck was released back in 1995, and since then it has become one of the most desirable vehicles in this class. The new 2017 Toyota Tacoma should keep this same affection and show even better results than its predecessors. New Tacoma will be made mostly of aluminum and carbon fiber. These materials will make it lighter than before and with reduced weight its general performances and fuel economy will be improved. The new Toyota Tacoma will look almost the same as its predecessor but with some minor changes. Its wheelbase will be bigger than before. This will cause bigger cabin and more space inside. New Tacoma will offer three body sizes which are: access cab, double cab and double cab long bed. It will be built on the Kazein platform which gives more length in the wheelbase. Beside the more space inside the cabin, interior of the new truck will be improved with the latest technology features and gadgets like camera, navigation, infotainment system, push start button, blind spot monitoring and many more.
2017 Toyota Tacoma powertrain
According to some sources we should see the new 2017 Toyota Tacoma offered with two engine types. The first one should be a 2.7-liter inline 4 cylinder gasoline engine. The second one will probably be a 3.5-liter V6 cylinder power unit. New Tacoma will probably use a 6-speed automatic transmission. It will be presented with a Stop Start technology which gives the engine an option to operate under the direct fuel injection and independent suspension. According to some rumors Toyota may also offer and a hybrid option under the hood of the new Tacoma.
Release date and price
We are expecting to see the new Tacoma revealed sometime at the end of 2016. 2017 Toyota Tacoma is expected to cost from $18,500 for the base model to $30,000 for the top one.